The Old Sweet Shop

Whitstable, Kent
  • 6
  • 3
  • Pet Friendly

Gorgeous, quirky cottage in the very heart of the vibrant and exciting seaside town of Whitstable. Formerly the town's sweet shop, there are sweets and treats waiting for guests on arrival.

  • Central location for shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Minutes from the beach
  • Easy walk to the harbour and fish markets

About The Old Sweet Shop

The Old Sweet Shop is a charmingly restored original fisherman's cottage in a fabulous location minutes from the thriving town centre with its independent boutique shops, cafes, pubs with live music and many art galleries. It is also a perfect holiday cottage for families, being minutes from the harbour and the beach, with opportunities for crabbing, swimming and a variety of watersports.

The cottage is over three floors with three bedrooms, all beautifully decorated in a nautical style. Parents need to take care of toddlers and young children on the steep stairs, but this is a popular feature on these original cottages.

As the cottage was the towns old sweet shop (hence the name!) guests can help themselves to a selection of sweets, with metal scoops and paper bags provided to complete the experience.

The cottage garden is fully enclosed, so it is nice and safe for dogs. The main beaches of Whitstable are dog friendly all year round. Nicely sheltered, the garden is a lovely place to relax, sit and enjoy yourself after a busy day at the beach.


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"Thanks for a lovely stay in your cottage, very clean and well equipped."

February 2019

"Loved every second of it! Great house in a great location! We will be back!"

The Yardleys - November 2018

"Firtsly I was thinking this place was similar to me because I remember the sweets, kitchen and the stiff stairs. I loved my holiday so much that I don't want to leave the house but have to leave. Thank you for having us!"

Kalan (age 8) - October 2018

"Thank you for having us! We loved the house, the location and all the food!"

Lee & Gaelle - September 2018

"First impressions, it's really good and the sweets are so good! I mean I am a kid but still!... Extremely pleasant stay. Thank you."

September 2018

"Wonderful as ever. Love the house, location and restaurants. Thank you."

Ann - September 2018

"Thank you Jason & Emma. We have had a great couple of days in your holiday home it's lovely, quaint and a brilliant location. We love it."

Ken & Ellen - September 2018

"Loved the sweet shop, very comfy beds. I had a fun time on the beach. We had lovely weather and warm and salty sea. We liked walking on the street. I had a great time in Whitstable. THANK YOU!"

Alicia with Lupo the dog, Dan, Mummy, Liam, Nanny & Grampy - August 2018

"Thank you, Jason and Emma we have had a great couple of days. In your holiday home its lovely, quaint and a brilliant location, we loved it."

Ken & Ellen - September 2018

"Thank you for having us! We loved the house, the location and all the food!!!"

Gaelle - September 2018

"First impressions, it was really good and and the sweets are so good! Extremely pleasant stay, thank you"

September 2018

"Wonderful as ever! Loved the house, location and restaurants. Thank you"

Anne- September 2018

"Great place, fish and chips from Ossie's, trip to Ramsgate, lots of lovely walks along the coast with Bernie, the latest addition to the family. We will be back."

The Pilkington Family - August 2018

"Loved the Sweet Shop, very comfy beds. I had a fun time on the beach. We had lovely weather and warm and salty sea. Liked walking on the street. I had a great time in Whitstable. Thank you. With Lufo dog Dan, Mummy, Liam, Nanny and Grampy"

Alicia - aged 7 1/4, August 2018

"We had a lovely week here. We loved Whitstable. Had a great day out at Tankerton. Boys and Billy (the dog) enjoyed swimming in the sea. Thank you."

Bottomore Family - August 2018

"Very nice! Great location."

June 2018

"We had a wonderful visit to Whitstable and Canterbury. This is a beautiful home."

The Ramsey Family - June 2018

"Lovely house. Lovely location. We had a wonderful time. Thank you."

Anne - June 2018

"Thank you Jason & Emma for letting us stay at your lovely house. We have really enjoyed Whitstable and visiting Canterbury. You really have a special set up here! Hope to see you soon."

Pat & Ann - June 2018

"Thank you for our stay at the sweet shop. We all had a great time and enjoyed exploring Whitstable. The house was perfect - Freddy loved the sweets!"

Adam, Lyndsey, Freddy & Jack - May 2018

"We had a lovely stay. Super location, we loved being able to walk everywhere. Lunch @ Samphire and JoJo's are highly recommended!! The kids don't want to leave, but we must... before they eat all the sweets!!"

Anna, Joe, Havana & Viva - April 2018

"Lovely house. Great location. Very comfortable. Really nice stay."

Rob & Claire - February 2018

"Loved it! Had such an amazing Birthday! Thank you so very much!"

Tracy & Gary - February 2018

"Lovely stay, the beds are comfy and the location is great!"

February 2018

"Quaint house, well situated. Loved our stay - walked to Canterbury & Herne Bay. Enjoyed the Old Neptune live music. Thank you for a lovely break."

The Hessions Family - January 2018

"Wonderful to share with all the family. Thank you."

The Watson Family - January 2018

"What a fantastic stay. Looking forward to coming back one day."

Ed - January 2018

"Had a lovely family new year in the 'sweet shop'. Great location and found our first visit to Whitstable to be excellent. Thank you."

The Neads Family - January 2018

"Thanks for a fabulous week in this lovely cottage. Perfect location and all the amenities you could need. Definitely will come stay again"

The Duggers- December 2017

"Had an amazing stay celebrating a big birthday. House was lovely and in a perfect location. We've had a beautiful week here and very much enjoyed our stay."

December 2017

"Lovely house in a fantastic location. Little touches in the house make it feel extra special."

Shrimplin Family, October 2017

"We've had a fantastic break celebrating a special birthday. Lovely house, great location and loved Whitstable. It was great!"

October, 2017

"Lovely house, we have had a fab time! Great girlie weekend retreat! We hired a cocktail making session from Mulberry Experiences that we highly recommend."

November 2017

"Really lovely stay here with the family. Love Whitstable, love this house had such a good weekend."

The Winder, Head and Munro Clan - November 2017

"Had such a wonderful stay. The house is lovely and clean. The town and the sea was lovely everyone is so friendly. Thank you for a wonderful stay"

The Beelur Family - November 2017

"A lovely comfortable house in the perfect spot. We came to celebrate a couple of special birthdays and had a great time."

September 2017 The Wotton family

"Lovely house- perfect for our short stay. We enjoyed walks into town and dog friendly beach walks to the left of the harbour."

September 2017- The Harper family

"We had a wonderful holiday in a lovely house close to beach and town. It was perfect! Thanks"

September 2017- Nicole Family

"Loved the house, town and beach; I was very sad to have to leave, thank you."

August 2017- Lynch Family

"Had a fantastic holiday- the house is beautiful and fully equipped with everything you need. Whitstable is an adorable town! Loved it!"

August 2017

"A fantastic holiday in a fantastic house in a fantastic location. We will be back!"

August 2017

What makes this area
So special...

Whitstable is a small compact town, easy to walk everywhere - the working harbour, art galleries, pubs with live music, the beach and the independent boutique shops.

Property details

The Old Sweet Shop


Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Free street parking

Enclosed garden

Bed Numbers

2 Double Beds
Twin Beds

Ground Floor

Sitting room with three sofas, TV with Freeview and DVD player and wood burner.

Open plan kitchen and dining room, with table and 6 chairs. Door to the garden.

The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob/electric oven, fridge with ice box, microwave, toaster and washing machine.

Bathroom with bath, walk in shower, WC and basin

First Floor

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), double bed, wardrobe and decorative fireplace

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2), double bed, hanging rail and chest of drawers

Second floor

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) twin beds, hanging rail and chest of drawers


Fully enclosed cottage garden with garden table and chairs, and benches and a coal BBQ



Central Heating

What you need to know

Cot (bed linen not provided) and highchair available 

Free on street parking 

This property has very steep stairs with narrow treads over two floors, so parents are advised to carefully supervise young children

This property does not accept hens and stags


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